In photos: Spirit of Onam season through the lens

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Malayalis across the globe celebrate Onam with equal fervour.
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Today is Thiruvonam, the ultimate day of the Onam festival, which is celebrated by all Malaylis across the globe with fervour. Onam is an occasion when Keralites shed radiance steeped in the culture and heritage of Kerala through rituals, food, costumes and so on.

Malayala Manorama lensmen have captured the spirit of the festive season in all its splendour.

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Feeding ant is a traditional ritual observed as part of Onam. A scene from Kottayam. Photo: Rijo Joseph
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Onam sales in progress at a shop in Kozhikode. Photo: Russel Shahul
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Children in a celebratory mood ramble about in Mumbai. Photo: Vishnu V Nair
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People gather around a floral carpet designed as part of Onam in Kozhikode. Photo: Russel Shahul
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Onasadya (Onam feast) spread out on a banana leaf in Kottayam: Photo: Manorama
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A child costumed in a mythical character sleeping amid celebration in Kochi. Photo: Josekutty Panackal
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Children enjoying a swing at Ittithanam, Kottayam. Photo: Rijo
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Women taking part in funny games as part of Onam celebration in Kozhikode. Photo: Russel Shahul
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A scene from Onam celebration in Kollam: Photo: Aravind Bala
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A scene from Onam celebration in Kottayam. Photo: Rinku Raj Mattancheriyil
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A man dressed up as Maveli, the mythical character Mahabali, greet people during an Onam celebration in Kozhikode. Photo: Russel Shahul
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